This term I will take part in a series of workshops entitled ‘Data Wranglers’. This is looking to discover and develop new tools to represent and narrate with data in visual and experiential forms.
Lifespans & Women in Government
Data sets: Our group worked with 2 data-sets:
- The average lifespan in the country; and
- The % of women in the government.
Exhibit: Our exhibit consisted, for each country represented, a long thread terminating in a ballot paper.
- The length of the thread was proportional to the lifespan. Threads extending from a wall, above, down to the ground (like life may ultimately end with a person being six-feet-under).
- A piece of paper that pinned the thread to the ground was a ballot paper. It was part-brown and part-pink : countries with more women in the government had a larger proportion of pink.